Monthly Archives: October 2020

Russia’s attempt to induce artificial rain over Crimea fails

After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the peninsula’s water supply became a serious problem, especially during the dry seasons. This year, many artificial freshwater reservoirs have dried out in Crimea, and in many reservoirs water levels decreased to 37%. Many city administrations have introduced an hourly water supply schedules for the residents. To solve the problem of fresh water, the Russian authorities decided

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Donbass on fire: 250 houses burned down, about 1000 people were evacuated, checkpoint was closed

Anna Khizhnikova | 01 October 2020 at 01:38 PM People were evacuated from the epicenters of the fires that occurred in the Donbass as a result of deliberate armed provocations by the Russian occupation forces, the fire could spread to six more settlements. This was reported by the press service of the JFO headquarters. Yesterday, September 30, the enemy, using tracer bullets, set fire

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Kravchuk to Gryzlov at the TCG meeting: Don’t give us ultimatums, we are not in the USSR and not under the Kremlin

The President’s Office told about the regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbass. According to the press service of the OP, procedural issues were discussed at the meeting for four hours, but this did not allow us to immediately proceed to the consideration of issues on the agenda. The head of the Ukrainian delegation, Leonid Kravchuk, called on the representative of the

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Belarus notes Ukraine’s extremely unfriendly gestures

MINSK, 1 October (BelTA) – Belarus notes extremely unfriendly gestures on the part of Ukraine as well as attempts to interfere in Belarus’ domestic affairs, the Belarusian embassy in Ukraine told BelTA. According to the source, a representative of the Belarusian embassy in Ukraine met with representatives of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 1 October. The Ukrainian side

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Merkel: We call on Russia to investigate the attack on Navalny

Germany is waiting for a response from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and will then discuss a possible response in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “This is not a bilateral case, it is a crime that took place on Russian territory, a violation of the convention

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Harassment of Russian-speaking schoolchildren is a new favorite topic of Russian propaganda

Authors:Marina DovzhenkoThe propagandists took full advantage of the beginning of compulsory teaching in Ukrainian schools. Since the beginning of September, when Ukrainian schools began teaching according to new rules, which provide for the teaching of 80% of subjects in the Ukrainian language , (pro) Russian propaganda resources have intensified the spread of messages about “harassment of Russian-speaking citizens.” At the same time, the

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Kremlin Says Navalny Charges Against Putin ‘Unacceptable’

The Kremlin on Thursday accused opposition leader Alexei Navalny of working with the CIA and making “groundless and unacceptable statements” after he claimed President Vladimir Putin had orchestrated his poisoning with Novichok. “I assert that Putin is behind this act, I don’t see any other explanation,” the anti-corruption campaigner told Der Spiegel in his first published interview since being discharged

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Death toll from wildfires in Luhansk region rises to nine – Interior Ministry

   Nine people have been killed by wildfires in Luhansk region, First Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovy said on Thursday. “Unfortunately, nine people have died: one died in a fire, the rest – we will find out the cause of their death after an appropriate investigation,” Yarovoy said at a briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He noted that a headquarters

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Russia Finds Wiretaps in Foreign-Made Clothing Irons – Trade Official

Russian authorities have discovered pre-installed wiretap devicees inside imported clothing irons, the Industry and Trade Ministry’s top radioelectronics industry official said Wednesday.  Vasily Shpak warned that bugged appliances and electronic devices are a commonplace reality but did not specify the countries in which the irons were allegedly manufactured nor the potential motives for wiretapping. “They are bugged. We have seen

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U.S. awaits EU move before slapping sanctions on Belarus

The U.S. set of sanctions has reportedly been prepared, while there is no certainty as to the timing of their announcement. The United States has refrained from joining Britain and Canada in the move to impose sanctions on Belarus, hoping the European Union will be able to tackle an internal dispute, thus greenlighting a coordinated U.S.-EU effort, four sources said

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Police Refuse To Question Ex-US Vice President Biden In Shokin Interference Case

    The National Police has refused to send to the United States an international request to question former United States vice president Joe Biden in connection with the case involving interference in Shokin’s work when he was Ukraine’s prosecutor general. Shokin’s lawyer Oleksandr Teleshetskyi announced this to the Ukrainian News Agency. “They (the police) have refused to grant the petition

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Putin ‘Saved’ Navalny’s Life – Head of Russian Duma

The head of Russia’s lower house of parliament on Thursday accused “shameless” opposition leader Alexei Navalny of working for Western security services and said President Vladimir Putin had saved his life. Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin’s remarks came after 44-year-old Navalny accused Putin of orchestrating his poisoning in the anti-corruption campaigner’s first published interview since he left the German hospital where he

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Second appeal hearing in case of National Guard member Markiv starts in Milan

The second appeal hearing against the verdict in the case of Ukraine’s National Guard serviceman Vitaliy Markiv, who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for alleged involvement in the murder of Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli, has started in the Milan Court of Appeals. As an Ukrinform correspondent reports, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, Deputy Minister of

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In Paris, a suitcase with 500 thousand euros was found in the basement of a house. The police are looking for the owner

In a house located next to the Eiffel Tower, they found a suitcase with cash inside – it was estimated at 500 thousand euros . The police are looking for the owner. “ We haven’t finished counting yet. It is about an amount from 500 thousand to 600 thousand euros, ” El Mundo quotes a police source, referring to AFP. The suitcase was discovered by a 50-year-old French

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LG (Ret.) Hogdes Testifies to House Armed Services Committee

On September 23, 2020, CEPA Pershing Chair LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the role of allies and partners in U.S. military strategy and operations. In his opening statement, General Hodges emphasized the critical nature of U.S. defense capabilities in Europe, the importance of the Black Sea region, and the strategic value of the

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Macron: Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh cannot be resolved without Russia

He plans to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh with the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. French President Emmanuel Macron believes that the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh cannot be resolved without Russia’s participation. He stated this during a press conference in Latvia, “TASS” reports. He plans to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh with

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Russian-occupation forces in Donbas shelling from large-caliber weapons at forestland near Stanytsia Luhanska, provoking new wildfires

According to Stanychno-Luhanska District State Administration, Russian-occupation forces in Donbas are shelling the forestland near the entry-exit checkpoint, as a result of which new wildfires emerge. “According to the residents of Stanytsia Luhanska, starting from 23:30 shots from large-caliber weapons from the occupied territory were recorded. After that loud explosions of shells were noted in the area of the entry-exit

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Disinformation Review: It’s a Russo-centric world

Be it Nagorno-Karabakh, MH17 or Belarus, everything is always against Russia. Starting off with fresh disinformation about latest events, the pro-Kremlin media claims the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh is directed against Russia because the US was meddling in Armenia. In reality there is no evidence the conflict is meant to destabilise Russia. However, this disinformation claim is greatly outpaced by an

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